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An '''apostolos''' or The '''epistleApostolos''' is a writing directed or sent to a person or group of persons, usually a letter and a very formal, often didactic and elegant one. The letters from the [[ApostlesLiturgical books|liturgical book]] to Christians in containing the various Apostolic Readings as are appointed by the [[New Testamentlectionary]] are often referred to as epistles.
An ''apostolos'' or ''epistle'' is a writing directed or sent to a person or group of persons, usually a letter and a very formal, often didactic and elegant one. The letters from [[Apostles]] to Christians in the [[New Testament]] are often referred to as epistles.==Liturgical use==In the context of the [[Divine Liturgy]] or other liturgical service, ''epistle'' may refer more specifically to a particular passage from a New Testament epistle , or from the [[Acts of the Apostles]], that is scheduled to be read on a certain day or at a certain occasion, and the ''Apostolos'' is the liturgical book containing the various epistle readings as they appointed by the [[lectionary]].
== [[Apostle Paul|Pauline]] Epistles ==*[[Book of Romans|The Epistle of Paul to liturgical book itself, often has the Romans]]readings arranged in three parts: *[[I Corinthians|The First Epistle of Paul # according to the Corinthians]]*[[II Corinthians|The Second Epistle of Paul to Orthodox liturgical year, the Corinthians]]*[[GalatiansPentecostarion|The Epistle of Paul to the GalatiansPascha season]]*[[Ephesians|The Epistle of Paul to , the Ephesians]]*weeks after [[Philippians|The Epistle of Paul to the PhilippiansPentecost]]*[[Colossians|The Epistle of Paul to , and the Colossians]]*[[I Thessalonians|The First Epistle season of Paul to the Thessalonians]]*[[II ThessaloniansLenten Triodion|The Second Epistle of Paul to the Thessalonianspre-Lenten, Great Lent, and Holy Week]]. *[[I Timothy|The First Epistle of Paul to Timothy]]*[[II Timothy|The Second Epistle of Paul to Timothy]]*# [[Book of TitusFixed feast|The Epistle of Paul to Titus]]*[[Book of Philemon|The Epistle of Paul to Philemonfixed feast]]days, *[[Book of Hebrews|The Epistle to the Hebrews]]<sup>[[#Notes|1]]</sup>and special Services such as Weddings or Baptism .
== General Another form of the book is the complete Acts and Epistles ==with an index of the readings, and with the proper introduction, such as "Brethren..." or "In those days...".
*[[Book of James|The General Epistle of James]]*[[I Peter|The First Epistle of Peter]]*[[II Peter|The Second Epistle of Peter]]*[[I John|The First Epistle of John]]*[[II John|The Second Epistle of John]]*[[III John|The Third Epistle of John]]*[[Book of Jude|The Epistle of Jude]] == Apocalyptic Epistle ==*[[Book of Revelation|The Book of Revelation]] (or The Apocalypse of [[Apostle John|John]]) ==See also==*[[Gospels]]*[[Holy Scripture]] == Notes ==&sup1; See note on Also in this book, are the [[Apostle PaulProkeimenon]] page with regard to authorship of the epistlesand Alleluia Verses for each reading.
==External links==
*[ The Epistle Lectionary] - The Apostolos of the Greek Orthodox Church According to the King James Version (Byzantine Style Lectionary)
*[ 3122 The Apostol] (Slavic Style Apostolos, Traditional English translation)
*[ Orthodox Christian Scripture Lectionary] - An Examination of how the Gospel and Apostolos Lectionary is used throughout the year
*[ Practical Tips on How To Build a Liturgical Library]
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